Add or remove people from a Google Meet video call

You can add people to a video meeting in Google Meet before or after the meeting has started. You can also remove people during a video meeting. 

Some people need to request permission before they can join the video meeting. For details, go to Join a video meeting.

Add people to a video meeting in progress

You can invite people and remove people during a video meeting. You can invite people outside of your organisation who haven’t already been added to a Calendar event. Someone from your organisation must first allow them to attend the meeting. For meetings organised through your personal Google Account, only the moderator can in-call invite or admit participants into the meeting.

Choose an option:

  1. On the right, click People People and then Add people Adding people.
  2. Enter the name or email address and then Send invitation.

 

  1. In the bottom-left corner, click on the meeting name.
  2. Click Copy joining info Copy.
  3. Paste the meeting details into an email or other app and send it to the person.

Add a phone participant to a meeting

Important: This feature is currently available for meetings organised by Google Workspace users. 

From within a dial-out supported country, you can use Meet to call US or Canadian phone numbers. If your organisation turns on Meet Global Dialling, you can use Meet to call more international numbers.

You can add someone by phone to a Google Meet video meeting in certain countries and regions.

  1. After you join the meeting, in the top right, click People  People to expand the side panel.
  2. Click Add people Adding people.
  3. Click Call.
  4. Select the country you’re calling to add the country code to the call.
  5. Enter the phone number for the person that you want to call and click Call Call.
    • Optional: To  enter additional numbers, such as an extension, click Dial Dial to open the keypad.
  6. The person joins the meeting when they answer the phone. 

Tip: People who manually dial in using the phone number need to enter the meeting PIN.

Supported countries and regions

For a complete list of countries and regions, see Supported countries for adding guests by phone.

Bulk-admit participants to a video call 

You can bulk-admit participants and students into a video call. Only the meeting organiser can see or approve requests to join a meeting. The meeting organiser should stay in the meeting to approve requests.

  1. Click Admit or Deny entry, when a request to join the video call appears in the window.
  2. Click View all when you have multiple participants waiting to join the meeting. Choose an option:
    • Next to the name, click Admit or Deny entry to admit or deny participants one at a time.
    • Click Admit all or Deny all to admit or deny all participants at the same time.

Remove people during a video meeting

Important: You need to be in the same organisation as the meeting organiser to remove someone from a video meeting. 

  1. On the right, go to People People.
  2. Point to the person, and then click back arrow "".
  3. Click Remove Remove.

For meetings organised through your personal Google Account, only the meeting moderator can remove people from a video meeting.

Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals users: Participants (both in-domain and out-of-domain) who are removed from the meeting can't request access to re-join the meeting. If a participant's requests to join a meeting are denied twice, they won't be able to request to join the meeting again. In these cases, the meeting organiser can manually invite them back into the meeting.

Remove a phone participant from a video meeting

  1.  Click People People to expand the side panel.
  2. Select the phone number, click the down arrow  Down arrow and then End call End call

Google Workspace for Education users

Control access to a video meeting

As the meeting organiser, you can use Quick access to decide if participants must ask to join the video meeting.

When Quick access is on:

When Quick access is off:

  • Participants from your domain can automatically join the meeting using their computer or mobile device.
  • Participants who dial into the meeting using their phone can automatically join.
  • Any participant can dial out of the meeting.
  • All participants from inside and outside of your organisation must ask to join the meeting. This includes people who dial into the meeting by phone.
  • People who are invited during the meeting by someone other than you must ask to join.
  • Only you can dial out of the meeting.

Quick access is turned on by default. After you start a video meeting, you can change the setting as often as you need using Meet on a computer.

Tip: If you turn Quick access on or off in recurring meetings or meetings that re-use the same meeting code, the setting will be saved for future meetings. If you turn Quick access on or off in a one-time, nicknamed or instant meeting, the setting will return to on after the meeting ends. 

To turn Quick access on or off:

In a meeting 

  1. At the bottom, click Host controls .
  2. Next to Quick access, click the switch on "" or off ""

On Google Calendar 

Go to calendar.google.com and choose one: 

  • Create a new event
  1. Create a new event and then click Add Google Meet video conferencing
  2. At the right, click Change conference settings Settings
  3. Tick the box next to 'Quick access' and then click Save.  
  4. Set up your event.
  • Update an existing event
  1. Click a meeting and then click Edit event Edit
  2. Under event details, click Change conference settings Settings
  3. Tick the box next to 'Quick access' and then click Save

End meeting for all

Meeting organisers and moderators on a computer can end the meeting for everyone on a video call. End meeting for all ends the meeting and automatically removes all participants from the meeting, even mobile users, so that you don’t have to remove participants manually.

Tips

  • When the meeting ends for everyone, Quick access automatically switches off. When the same meeting link is used to restart the meeting, the organiser can turn on Quick access if they want.
  • Participants can access the meeting link for a meeting that ended, but can't join until the meeting organiser restarts the meeting. The meeting will automatically restart once the organiser re-joins.
  • To make sure that students can't access the feature to start or end meetings, admins can switch off 'Create a meeting' for students
  • Create a new meeting each time that you want to meet with a different group of participants. When you restart an ended meeting, all previous participants can join.

To end a meeting for all:

  1. At the bottom, click Leave call "".
  2. On the window that appears, click End meeting for all.

Optional: To leave the meeting but not end it for everyone, click Leave meeting.

Tip: End meeting for all will also end any open breakout rooms. If there are a lot of breakout rooms open, the main room will end first, and all other breakout rooms may take up to a few minutes to end. 

 
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